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World-leading craniofacial surgery at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt

Midface hypoplasia is a congenital facial anomaly in which the upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets remain underdeveloped in newborn infants. The condition obstructs proper breathing and can lead to complications over time. Surgery has traditionally been reserved for older children before Prof Graewe at Mediclinic pioneered the development of a less invasive procedure in infants, called Midface Distraction without Osteotomies.

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Guidelines to improve care for adults with ADHD

In a first for South Africa, new guidelines written by Cape Town-based psychiatrist Dr Renata Schoeman, with help from Mediclinic Sandton psychiatrist Dr Rykie Liebenberg, outline better care for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Another first for da Vinci and Mediclinic Durbanville

Durbanville – On Friday 16 June 2017 Mediclinic Durbanville became the first hospital in South Africa to perform a pelvic floor prolapse repair with the use of the da Vinci

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Dealing with drought

Mediclinic Gariep and Mediclinic Kimberley in the Northern Cape demonstrate how a hospital can address water shortages. All it takes is foresight, planning and measurement. Leading the way Mediclinic Southern

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New angle on pelvic floor disorders

Dr FJ Rademan of the Pelvic Unit at Mediclinic Durbanville draws on the latest surgical technology – and the collective expertise of a group of specialists – to deliver the best possible care to patients with pelvic floor problems.

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New non-invasive scan for liver disease

In a first for Africa, a groundbreaking, non-invasive screening system offered by Dr Naayil Rajabally, gastroenterologist at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, is now available to monitor liver stiffness – a key early indicator for liver disease.

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New treatment for enlarged prostate

A new, minimally invasive treatment for enlargement of the prostate is available at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre.

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Transorbital surgery is a game changer

An interdisciplinary surgical team in South Africa has developed a medical technique that reaches previously inoperable pathologies in the brain and eye called transorbital surgery. Mediclinic is the first private hospital group in Africa to offer the innovative surgery through Professor Darlene Lubbe’s work.

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Blood supply to the nipple

Dr Peet van Deventer’s groundbreaking studies into the blood supply to the nipple-areolar complex area have made breast surgeries safer. Not a great deal was known about the blood supply to the nipple-areolar complex area before reconstructive and plastic surgeon Dr Peet van Deventer did his pioneering work.

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Live robotic surgery gives insight into future of prostatectomies

A first in South Africa, Mediclinic Durbanville played host to a conference featuring a live robotic assisted very complex laparoscopic prostatectomy with extended nodal dissection.

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